Build an Energetic School, Cultivate Students of Character
——Zhuzhou Foreign Language School
Walking in the green and vibrant campus with teaching buildings of European styles, we can enjoy ourselves in this elegant and pleasant environment. Zhuzhou Foreign Language School, founded in 1999, is the first private school in Zhuzhou city. It was set up under the care of the leadership from our city and province. This beautiful school is located in Fenghuang Park in the south of Zhuzhou city in Human Province. Adhering to the best experience of 66-year-old Nanfang Education Group, absorbing the strict and truth-seeking working style, and based on the power from one of the first key schools in Hunan Province, it is growing up as a joint-stock school with distinct characteristics. In the past 18 years, it has gradually developed into a nine-year boarding school which got help from Tsinghua University alumni, Peking University alumni and even alumni overseas, and it has also become a very excellent and unique school which is good at foreign language and pays great attention to both the liberal arts and science.
From one school to five schools, from the school at Fenghuang foothills to the school at Shifeng foothills and then to the school on East Ring Road, all these have fully demonstrated the excellent quality: to reform and innovate, and has inspired more than 8,000 students with open and inclusive spirit; regard " cultivate the soul of China, broaden the international vision of modern people " as the mission, it has opened a door for students to the world; it has enabled Zhuzhou people to enjoy high quality teaching resources with diversified teaching style.
1．Good Grades of High School Entrance Examination
In the 2017 High School Entrance Examination, Zhuzhou foreign language school has gained gratifying results.231 students got 5A (meaning all the five subjects get A respectively, and the number of 5A in Foreign Language Group has totaled 306). 5A rate of the city ranks the second, 4 percentage points higher than the third-place school. The number of 4A1B is 102; Over 90 percent of the graduates’ grades have reached the admission line of provincial key high schools. Grade A of Chinese and English have exceeded more than 60% respectively. At the same time, the most excellent class of Zhuzhou has appeared! 41 students of all the 48 students in Class 168 got 5A!" When results of this examination were announced, or to be specific the message that 5A rate of Class 168(Qinghua Class) was as high as 85.4 percent was spread, the most excellent head teacher, Rao Ting, who is also the headmaster of Zhuzhou Foreign Language School, was very proud!
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Rao Ting, Executive headmaster of Zhuzhou Foreign Language School, is the host of National Excellent Subject, instructor of National Excellent Compositions, and the host of the first batch of National Chinese Topic Learning in Zhuzhou Workshop . She once got the Special Prize of National Junior High School Classroom Teaching Competition and the title of Baiyou teacher of Zhuzhou City. She is the member of Zhuzhou middle school language teaching professional committee, and one of the academic leaders of Chinese teaching in Zhuzhou. She was frequently invited to give speeches on education in Beijing, Hubei, Guangdong, Jilin, Hunan and other places, adhering to the first line in education and teaching.
2. Fragrant and Fruitful Results
On July 22, 2017, good news came from the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) that Zhang Lu, who studied in Class 116 of our school from the year 2011 to the year 2014 got the only gold medal of IMO in Hunan Province, and he is also the 9th student of our school who gained international medal on the subject of science. Previously, he had be accepted to Peking University for his excellent performance in national Olympic Games of math. Yuan Jianfeng, who was the head teacher of Class 116 said: "when he was in grade 1 of junior high school, he wrote this sentence, “the king of the desert is undoubtedly poplar. Harvard legend, no doubt, belongs to Class 116. I mounted his sentence in the classroom.” Well, it seems he's truly a legend now.
For the past 18 years, the school has achieved outstanding achievement with dozens of people entering Tsinghua University and Peking University and nine students won international gold medals of subjects about science, among whom are the familiar Zhang Lu, Cai Lichao, Guo Jin and so on. In the first semester of 2016, our school's international communication reached another brilliant point. Our school led in Singapore project of Hunan Province. Li Yumeng, Jiang Zhimeng, Huang Ziran and Tang Gusheng successfully passed the exam to study in Singapore at public expense with passing rate at 80%, which had far surpassed 4 famous middle schools of Changsha, ranking the 1st provincially. Now 55 students have been admitted to Singapore for public education (the number of students ranks the first in the province) and there are 486 overseas alumni. The Goethe institute project was surprising since 16 students had become the exchange students with German schools, and six of them (three in 2016, three in 2017) won 100,000 scholarship from German government respectively.
Here came out a world badminton champion. Every year in the school sports meeting, Zheng Bo will be present to cheer for the students! Here also graduated Xiao Yaqin, who is called hero by American people for facing the threat of a knife-wielding assailant, she saved her tutor and was hurt herself. Her spirits have fully reflected the heritage of Chinese civilization and delivered Zhuzhou people's friendliness to the world, setting up a civilized international image of Zhuzhou.
Students of Zhuzhou Foreign Language School are scattered all over the world. Whether they are famous or common, they are all blooming in their respective position.
3. A Better School
Our poetry teacher Li Shizhen once wrote a beautiful poem about our school. In her poem, our school is just like an education pearl far away from the uproar. With Miss Li’s hard work, poetry teaching is growing vigorously.
Poetry teaching of Zhuzhou Foreign Language School is remarkable. The school not only offers regular courses, but also provides professional poetry teachers to teach writing metrical poems and couplets. Meanwhile every student has a set of poetry textbooks. What's more, before each Chinese class, there is the time for reciting poems , which allows students to accumulate a large number of poems through fragments of time. Apart from that, there is a special student association named Haitang Poetry Society, which published a poetry publication Haitang Poetry. Every aisle and corridor hangs the poems and couplets of famous poets or teachers and students. As a result, even junior students can compose poems and couplets, and these poems were not only published in Haitang Poetry, but also appeared in Zhuzhou Daily, Zhuzhou Poetry and Nanchu New Voices.
Another good news came this year, the first Hunan contest of traditional culture teaching was held on September 21st and 22nd, 2017 in our school. This is the approval for our school's poetry teaching work!
Just as the poem of Miss Li expresses that our school is always on the way to become a better one.
4. A Combination of Virtue and Talent
Our school carries out "nine love" moral education model with "love" as the core, which attaches importance to contemporary etiquette education based on the ideological and moral education of juveniles and civilization achievements abroad for reference. The basic etiquette education "six kinds of etiquette and one protocol" (etiquette of deportment, dining, going out, communication, learning, excursion, the ceremony of saying goodbye to the young pioneers and running to the communist youth league) is being carried out among students. Various and abundant moral education activities have cultivated team spirit and trained students' sense of survival, cooperation and gratitude.
For the past four consecutive years, the number of 5A students in our school grew in hundreds and 5A rate rose by ten percent growth point. This series of data have proved a fact, that is the new curriculum reform featured by cultivating people with moral education as the soul—the reform of curriculum. In line with the focus on students' concept of diversified development, the school fully integrates advantage resources of our education group to form distinctive curriculum system — rich curriculum system: scientific spirit, international communication, Chinese elements and the humanity elements. Our school develops 50 courses including the tennis course, rugby course, chess course, swimming course, simulated model United Nations, the ASDAN course, the STEAM course, Haitang Poetry Society, Chinese Learning Forum, English picture books, western cultural experience, model aircraft course, robots course, astronomy and meteorology course, broadcasting course, magic course, tea culture course, traditional operas course, dragon dance and lion dance course, tae kwon do course and relevant student associations.
5. Excellent Teachers and Talented People
Li zefeng, who often visits his teacher of our school, has been accepted by Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics to become the doctor. He is one of Mr. Wu's favorite students. In fact, during the past 28 years, from the youth to the man with two grey temples, Mr.Wu, in this small teaching platform, dedicated half of his life to education. But when it comes to school, Mr. Wu uses "half like the world's paradise" to describe the past 28 years of his teaching here. Between the lines reveal their love for their students and their love for the teaching profession. Mr Wu said that Icame here from 2007. The first batch of students took me three years, leaving me deep impression! Not only do they learn to be excellent, but also they are very cute. Li Ziwei was ill, and on the way to the sports ground, she was afraid to ask, "Mr.Wu, will I die because of the illness?" Liu Jing had been living in the school for a month. Every time her father came to see her, she would hug her father and cry. How cute she was! So I always repeat one sentence at every parent's meeting, "many thanks go to you, my dear parents, for sending your children to Zhuzhou Foreign Language School, it is they who have brought me rich and colorful life! Now children often come back to see me." Having spent 28 years in our school, Mr.Wu has successfully delivered 14 batch of students to high schools.
Wu Silai is one of many outstanding teachers of Zhuzhou Foreign Language School. Zhuzhou Foreign Language School now has 154 full-time teachers, 100% of whom have received bachelor degree or above, 32% of whom got postgraduate degree, and 68% have got training of the international education exchange program, or engaged in international education exchange, including 4 teachers in Famous Teachers'Studio,103 provincial, municipal, and district-level discipline leaders, 103 backbone teachers,89 senior teachers, 10 cultural and educational experts of Britain, France, Germany and Spain. The teacher of our school, Deng Xinyan, are now Chinese counsellor in Australia and will go to work in the United Nations next year. Our school sends teachers teaching language and social science to Hong Kong, mathematics and science teachers to Singapore and English teachers to Oxford and Cambridge Universities for training.
6. International Vision, Overseas Talents
In order to cultivate students' international vision, our school has maintained the standard of international education. Zhuzhou Foreign Language School is a designated school of international exchange programs supported by National Hanban, executive director unit of Provincial International Exchange Association, the designated unit of China and Japan exchange for provincial government, and of China and South Korea exchange for municipal government; More than 100 outstanding foreign education experts successively taught in our school, leading the province; our school was awarded "research training service center of foreign language teaching for Zhuzhou primary and secondary school" in 2010.
Our school holds "International Cultural Festival" every year, in which students use foreign language to read, speak, act the drama, tell stories, dub and improve oral e-xpression. Our school cooperated with Harvard World Teaching organization to build Global Village English summer camp. 10 volunteers from Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other famous university eat, live, play games and exchange ideas with our students; Our school has established exchange and cooperative relations with over 10 schools including the schools from Britain, the United States, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Singapore and other countries. Students of friendly schools will make full use of the holiday to go abroad and feel the atmosphere of foreign language. In a brand new environment, they will broaden their horizon and enhance their oral language significantly. Of course, opening course of a second foreign language is also a feature of Zhuzhou Foreign Language school. Students can choose German and Korean as a second language.
9 students got the gold medals from the international mathematics, physics, chemistry or biology Olympiad competition. 55 students continued their study in Singapore and there are 486 overseas alumni. 16 students became the exchange student of China and Germany through Goethe institute program and 6 students won a scholarship of 100, 000 yuan from the German government.
作为湖南省唯一的国家基础教育外语实验学校，株外已饮誉三湘，连续六年蝉联民办学校“优秀单位”荣誉称号，并荣幸地成为“北京师范大学研究性实验学校”、“新加坡公费留学优质生源基地”、“湖南师大美院生源基地”，2007年荣获湖南省唯一的“全国优秀外语学校”称号。中美国际教育合作学校、中国基础英语素质教育实验基地、 国家留学基金委员会留学人才选拔基地、全国科技创新型学校 、全国地理科普教育基地、中国地理学会“教学先进单位”。
As the only national basic education experimental school of Hunan Province, our school has been famous throughout Hunan and has succeeded in being the " Outstanding Unit" of private schools for six consecutive years and has honorably become a "Research-based Experimental School of Beijing Normal University", "High-quality Source for Students at Public Expense to Study in Singapore", "Academy Student Base of Hunan Normal University ". In 2007, it won the only title of "National Excellent Foreign Language School" in Hunan Province. Our school is the international education cooperation school between China and America, experiment base of China's basic English quality education, talent selection base of national scholarship committee, national innovative school of science and technology, national geographic science education base, and Advance Teaching Unit of Geographical Society of China.